C53 - Spindle galaxy
Caldwell 53 (NGC 3115) also known as the Spindle galaxy is a lenticular galaxy located within the constellation Sextans.
C53 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9.1*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 8 x 3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- Spindle galaxy
- lenticular galaxy
- large binoculars
- 8 x 3'
- 10 05.2
- -07 43'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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